Jamie Aciukewicz of Harvard, who attends Applewild School in Fitchburg, received recognition at the National History Day west and central regional finals held on March 1 at Quabbin High School in Barre.

All eighth-graders at Applewild School participate, creating projects in a variety of group and individual formats, including websites, documentaries, exhibits and performances. The theme of this year's competition was Rights and Responsibilities in History. The projects must meet specific rules and guidelines and must be accompanied by a process paper and a thorough annotated bibliography.

Eighty-three Applewild eighth-graders earned recognition for their work this year.

Jamie and his partner, Neil Swain of Groton, won second-place with their documentary on the Geneva Conventions relating to the "Treatment of Enemies: A Useless Concept?"

The boys' project will be entered in the state level competition to be held on April 5 at Stoneham High School.